Times have changed, technology needs to follow

Professionals call for technological solutions following shift to knowledge work
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/04/2006

Canadian professionals see a shift in Canada’s business environment, which demands workers do less paper pushing and more analysis and collaboration, according to a new survey.

The survey by Ipsos Reid and Microsoft Canada of 1,760 Canadian professionals, found that 86 per cent feel they are being asked to take on higher levels of responsibility when it comes to strategic decisions, calculating risks, providing analysis and developing and running complex projects at all levels of an organization.

Nearly all of those polled, 98 per cent, said given the higher levels of responsibility at work they need the right technological tools to increase productivity, reduce costs and increase revenue.